Geofluids

Fluids, Metals, and Mineral/Ore Deposits


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1Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China

2German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), Potsdam, Germany

3University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, USA

4Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shandong, China


Fluids, Metals, and Mineral/Ore Deposits

Description

Hydrothermal mineralization is ubiquitous and one of the primary ore-forming processes on Earth. Knowledge of the dissolution, transport, and precipitation of ore-forming metals at elevated temperatures and pressures is requisite for an unambiguous understanding of hydrothermal mineralization processes and metal deposit formation. Traditionally, studies on fluid-rock interaction, fluid inclusions, element or mineral solubility, and aqueous metal speciation have provided abundant information on ore-forming processes. As a result, many thermodynamic properties for important metals in aqueous solutions under hydrothermal conditions, as well as their geochemical behavior, have been successfully determined through empirical and semiempirical extrapolation methods, further enriching our views on metal speciation in hydrothermal processes and also providing a continual updating on our understanding of the formation of important metal deposits.

Recent advances in high-temperature and high-pressure technology, combined with the development of experimental methods and pertinent analysis techniques, have considerably helped improve our knowledge about ore-forming metals and fluids under hydrothermal conditions. In particular, new studies on synthesized or natural fluid inclusions via in situ analysis of laser-ablation ICPMS and utilization of the visual hydrothermal cell, hydrothermal diamond-anvil cell, and fused silica capillary reactors, combined with UV-Vis spectrophotometry, Raman spectroscopy, and synchrotron techniques, have demonstrated a broad research perspective on hydrothermal processes.

The purpose of this special issue is to publish high-quality research papers as well as review articles that seek to address recent advances on hydrothermal processes and metal mineral ore deposits. Particular interest will be given to papers exploring or discussing metal solubility, speciation, migration, and precipitation in hydrothermal fluids. Original, unpublished, high-quality contributions that are not currently under review by any other journals or peer-reviewed conferences are welcome.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Dissolution, transport, and precipitation of metals by fluids
  • Metal complexation, speciation, and stabilities of metal complexes in fluids
  • Hydrothermal growth and solubility of minerals
  • Fluid reaction and metasomatism of minerals or rocks
  • Thermodynamic properties of terrestrial or submarine hydrothermal fluids, basinal brines, and metamorphic/metasomatic fluids or magmatic fluids
  • New technology and methods on studies of hydrothermal mineralization

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1452409
  • - Editorial

Fluids, Metals, and Mineral/Ore Deposits

Xing Ding | Daniel E. Harlov | ... | Weidong Sun
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 2197891
  • - Research Article

The Fe-Zn Isotopic Characteristics and Fractionation Models: Implications for the Genesis of the Zhaxikang Sb-Pb-Zn-Ag Deposit in Southern Tibet

Da Wang | Youye Zheng | ... | Song Wu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 7692839
  • - Research Article

Organic, Gas, and Element Geochemistry of Hydrothermal Fluids of the Newly Discovered Extensive Hydrothermal Area in the Wallis and Futuna Region (SW Pacific)

C. Konn | J. P. Donval | ... | Y. Fouquet
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5854829
  • - Research Article

Origins of Chalcocite Defined by Copper Isotope Values

R. Mathur | H. Falck | ... | W. Powell
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9325809
  • - Research Article

Dynamic Metasomatism: Stable Isotopes, Fluid Evolution, and Deformation of Albitite and Scapolite Metagabbro (Bamble Lithotectonic Domain, South Norway)

Ane K. Engvik | Heinrich Taubald | ... | Håkon Austrheim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 1925817
  • - Research Article

Geochemical Signature of Magmatic-Hydrothermal Fluids Exsolved from the Beauvoir Rare-Metal Granite (Massif Central, France): Insights from LA-ICPMS Analysis of Primary Fluid Inclusions

Matthieu Harlaux | Julien Mercadier | ... | Michel Cuney
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 9252913
  • - Research Article

Homogenization Experiments of Crystal-Rich Inclusions in Spodumene from Jiajika Lithium Deposit, China, under Elevated External Pressures in a Hydrothermal Diamond-Anvil Cell

Jiankang Li | I-Ming Chou
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 4094582
  • - Research Article

Fluid Inclusion and Oxygen Isotope Constraints on the Origin and Hydrothermal Evolution of the Haisugou Porphyry Mo Deposit in the Northern Xilamulun District, NE China

Qihai Shu | Yong Lai
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 4153618
  • - Research Article

Genesis of the Zhijiadi Ag-Pb-Zn Deposit, Central North China Craton: Constraints from Fluid Inclusions and Stable Isotope Data

Tao Liu | Suo-Fei Xiong | ... | Hai Jiang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2017
  • - Article ID 4673421
  • - Research Article

Influences of Hydraulic Fracturing on Fluid Flow and Mineralization at the Vein-Type Tungsten Deposits in Southern China

Xiangchong Liu | Huilin Xing | Dehui Zhang
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